Born in Saigon, Kim Thúy was ten years old when she arrived in Quebec and saw snow for the first time. Seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, restaurateur, TV guest chef—all were preludes to her work as a writer. Ru is her first book.
Words Without Borders opens doors to international exchange through translation, publication, and promotion of the best international literature. Every month we publish select prose and poetry on our site. In addition we develop print anthologies, work with educators to bring literature in translation into classrooms, host events with foreign authors, and maintain an extensive archive of global writing. read more »